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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by echo008, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    I just picked up this 1970 Mustang bass.
    The Tech I go to... to have my setups done just refretted it for a guy who wanted to sell it. And there it was waiting for me, He let me have it for$300.00 out the door, the price of the refret itself!!!
    This little sucker has alot of vibe and a big punch, Sounds alot like a P bass with low action the thing practically plays itself.
    - Tom
     
  2. awesome bass!
     
  3. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    it really is awesome I cannot believe the tone and the way it plays, I had a chance to play/hear it tonight at practice... that tone control really makes a difference, it works. It might not be the most versatile bass out there but the tones it gets are very usable. Again, sounds similar to my old 70's P.
    - Tom
     
  4. PinkFloydDan

    PinkFloydDan

    Jul 4, 2005
    Buffalo
    Lucky!!! I have been wanting one of these basses for 2 months and just cannot find the "GET IT NOW" deal. My local shop, just over a phone conversation, dropped a new red reissue Japan mustang down to $459, but I still passed.

    I really want a vintage 70s model USA. But I don't feel like blowing $700-1100 onj a vintage risk.
     
  5. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Man that looks so sweet!

    You got an absolutely killer deal there and I hope you give it the kind of home it deserves! :D
     
  6. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Excellent.
     
  7. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    He orginally wanted $649 but I have known him for along time now and have bought other basses from him... so he hooked me up. I have been ebaying these models since I got mine and cant believe the price of vintage fenders these days in general...

    This one was played and for a good reason, it sounds too good not to be.
    - Tom
     
  8. depalm

    depalm Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Rio
    that's a great bass, I have a 78 one but it needs bridge and control plate replacement. does anybidy knows where I can get one?

    thanks in advance.

    DePalm
     
  9. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Hi, thanks for the kind words, are you looking for original parts or just replacements? .... Im sure you would get alot of suggestion from people here at Talk Bass but as well... off hand I would also suggest you look/ask around on the Fender Forum they might be able to also steer you to or close to what you need.
    http://www.fenderforum.com/forum.html?db=&message_area_number=21&lastpost=2005-12-0520:26:21

    - Tom
     
  10. Excellent score!
     
  11. depalm

    depalm Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Rio
    Thank you very much for the info Tom, I'm looking just for replacement parts. Mustang Basses are a joy to play and I'd like to get mine in good condition.

    De Palm
     
  12. eots

    eots

    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    I scored a 66' earlier this year however the original paint is gone in favor of a cool faux copper scheme (by the original owner). I got it in a box and had to search around for the missing pieces on line. The original bridge wasn't even mounted to it at the time but it came with it fortunately. I replaced the unusally long screws and springs. Also had to send the pickup in for a rewound as it windings were destroyed. I sent it to Lindy Fralin and have been pleased. The tuners were missing the gear on the back so I found some vintage fenders from someone on TB.